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03-12-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By RedDeMartini

Washington DC Bike Swap-FMBC's

DC Bike Swap!

Saturday, April 3rd 11am-2pm in Lamont Park in Mount Pleasant D.C. across from DC's historic Heller's Bakery.

Bring out your old, your dusty, your shiny and new, the bike that...
06-25-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 25,445
Posted By RedDeMartini

Kurt-no they aren't, but tip of that hat to Damon...

Kurt-no they aren't, but tip of that hat to Damon runyon, thats how to lay the money. It isn't about being yourself, its about winning people over. People dressed for combat picks fights, people...
06-25-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 25,445
Posted By RedDeMartini

Critical mass was started to give cyclists a...

Critical mass was started to give cyclists a gathering so that they could ride in safety, show their numbers, meet each other, provide mutual aid etc. All respectable advocacy notions.

But these...
Forum: Texas
06-25-09, 09:24 AM
Forum: Northeast
06-25-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By RedDeMartini

Hey, why isn't DC on the list of options?

The federal District of Columbia is home to one of the most vital and active cycling communities on the east coast. Can we please get on the list of other NE locales?
Forum: Northeast
06-25-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By RedDeMartini

the bike club in falls church. papillon cycles,...

the bike club in falls church. papillon cycles, not too many track specific boutiques. But lots of good shops in DC. Email me at ben at waba.org for a listing.
06-25-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By RedDeMartini

tubular to clincher rims.

I have some tubular wheels and may switch them to clinchers. Anyone know a simple way to determine which/if rims will work without replacing all the spokes? I can do either, but switching across is...
04-06-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,081
Posted By RedDeMartini

200 lbs is Overweight?

I am a little bit annoyed that there is an assumption that 200 lbs. is considered heavy or that the sport is ""geared for the ultra light". I was 205 lbs with 4% body fat. and I am 210 now.

The...
06-04-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,977
Posted By RedDeMartini

you could build a track bike with a left hand...

you could build a track bike with a left hand drive, complicated but that seems to be the goal here.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By RedDeMartini

A friend of mine bought a BJ frame off the rack...

A friend of mine bought a BJ frame off the rack and had a series of problems, finally we realized that the rear triangle was misaligned by 5mm!
I don't want to hate, they are nice frames, however,...
01-04-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By RedDeMartini

The question is not which is better but how much...

The question is not which is better but how much better the langster is.

The langster is better, much better, especially the new ones.
Buying bikes from the local is better, much better.
...
01-04-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,732
Posted By RedDeMartini

most bike frames are rebranded, the Pake and the...

most bike frames are rebranded, the Pake and the flight might be made by the same company.

It is the tubing and geometry that is important, the soma rush is nice, light but it also has a track...
01-04-07, 12:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,010
Posted By RedDeMartini

we ride with a couple cops down here, I trained...

we ride with a couple cops down here, I trained local police in bike maintenance and I work with inner city kids in this mostly black city. I know cops, I know my kids and I know the dynamic of...
01-04-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,917
Posted By RedDeMartini

I am visibly shaking as I write this, but are you...

I am visibly shaking as I write this, but are you sure they matched?
After a discreet application of phil green grease to the threads and a gently mounting on the threads the ring will almost seat...
01-04-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,783
Posted By RedDeMartini

goo=honey powerbars=oatbars with raisins and...

goo=honey
powerbars=oatbars with raisins and honey baked in.
Coca cola is excelent, the problem is that if you do not have carbs to fall back on you will bonk quickly.
For this reason caffeine...
01-04-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By RedDeMartini

what kind of hubs? A really strong wheel may...

what kind of hubs?

A really strong wheel may add a few grams, even an ounce but worth its weight is hassle prevention.

If anyone really gave a damn over weight no one would ever use phils.
...
01-04-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By RedDeMartini

Thats cause you need to remember to run a brake...

Thats cause you need to remember to run a brake when you switch to freewheel ; )

I find the same thing can happen either way, though there is a bias towards fixie cool/freewheel uncool here and...
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By RedDeMartini

hey, what about trexler town? kissena just...

hey, what about trexler town? kissena just re-opened, t-towns been consistent for like thirty years.

Are you going tot the swap?
12-29-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 505,590
Posted By RedDeMartini

I have, Classic cinelli pista bars and...

I have,
Classic cinelli pista bars and matching stem
Cinelli hex bars and matching stem
Vintage Fiamme stem
170 silver superbe crankset
Complete set of Shimano 600 Arabesque components...
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By RedDeMartini

Where do they like pure track bikes?-(Pista Concept)

I have a Bianchi Pista Concept that I am trying to sell.
But most of the demand here (DC) is for cheap fixed gear bikes.

The Concept is not really suited to this, it has a dura ace tubular...
10-22-06, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By RedDeMartini

I am very wary of using clipless pedals on a...

I am very wary of using clipless pedals on a fixed gear for fear that they would pop out under stress.
(like SPD's seem to do). Though I have heard good things about eggbeaters and similar designs....
10-22-06, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,339
Posted By RedDeMartini

I am very wary of using clipless pedals on a...

I am very wary of using clipless pedals on a fixed gear for fear that they would pop out under stress.
(like SPD's seem to do). Though I have heard good things about eggbeaters and similar designs....
10-22-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,021
Posted By RedDeMartini

Skidding versus control

Though skidding can be an effective means of stopping, (once achieved). I am aware that I am a little out of control when I do it. As opposed to the subtle control that can be achived by applying...
10-22-06, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,112
Posted By RedDeMartini

An original, novel and distinct bad idea is still...

An original, novel and distinct bad idea is still a bad idea.

The central issue is this, while it is a very good idea to run a brake* it is silly to place it in a central or remote location. When...
10-22-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,861
Posted By RedDeMartini

Centurion is one of those companies that was...

Centurion is one of those companies that was making different levels japanese steel before there was much recognition so they were undervalued. I have an ironman (tange 1). I like it. No flashiness...
10-22-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By RedDeMartini

did I see tallbikes on a comedy central cartoon?

I thought I saw it for an ad.
What show was it, ?
10-20-06, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By RedDeMartini

Evannyc has a nice one on his circle A. But...

Evannyc has a nice one on his circle A.

But I am curious, how do the cranks connect with the rings, and does that connection have the strength to handle the extreme torque of a fixed gear?
10-20-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By RedDeMartini

Now it all makes sense... When you do this on a...

Now it all makes sense...
When you do this on a road bike you are putting your weight on the brake levers when you ride.

if you have no brakes, well, no problem.
10-20-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By RedDeMartini

Paris Sport track bike

Anyone know anything about Paris Sport track bikes?

Mine was sold to me by Ellen McGloon. Paul Reighard, Larry black, Sheldon and Dave Perry all know some but had more questions than answers.
...
10-20-06, 05:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,813
Posted By RedDeMartini

Just a quick note of thanks to all you who took...

Just a quick note of thanks to all you who took the time (and courage) to addrerss my honest question.

Rallen, Falkon and Vomitron. Were the new postings I noticed. Though I have not read them...
10-18-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,909
Posted By RedDeMartini

EEEEEK. The chain tension is going to be all...

EEEEEK.

The chain tension is going to be all over the place and the chain will fall off.

Just get a new ring, they cost what, twenty dollars from QBP?
10-18-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By RedDeMartini

Sheldon/Paul/Larry and Dave-4 sages

I see a lot of references to sheldon brown on this forum, and wanted to give respect where it is due.
Sheldon is a nice guy and knowledgeable but the main thing that distinguishes him is his media...
10-18-06, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By RedDeMartini

Green Festival (DC)-did anyone else go?/green options for bikes?

I had a great time at the DC Greenfestival this weekend. I love all the new technology, all the sustainable options. Especially to the extent that we now have options within the green market. Ie. I...
10-18-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,813
Posted By RedDeMartini

What is the political significance of the fixie?

What is the political significance of the fixie?

I am not what you would call an activist, but I am aware of a kind of received wisdom among the posts. The very nature of received wisdom is that...
10-18-06, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,225
Posted By RedDeMartini

Doshkel, I know what you mean. But, you can...

Doshkel,
I know what you mean.
But, you can also see this whole pattern and maybe help to move past it with a recognition of where it comes from. There are tastemakers in every community.
NJS...
10-18-06, 09:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,225
Posted By RedDeMartini

Well I suppose we all ride in different ways and...

Well I suppose we all ride in different ways and for different reasons. And the fact is those reasons change all the time. Some set ups look more flash, some ride better, some are pretty, some are...
10-18-06, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,664
Posted By RedDeMartini

Arabic? Are you sure?

Arabic? Are you sure?
10-18-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 169,764
Posted By RedDeMartini

(oops the first one finally posted, oh, well a...

(oops the first one finally posted, oh, well a sentiment worth repeating).


HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I know this is funny coming from me but...
there seems to be smaller turn outs these days and...
10-18-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By RedDeMartini

But she has very short hair...

But she has very short hair...
10-18-06, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 169,764
Posted By RedDeMartini

I know this is a weird concept coming from me,...

I know this is a weird concept coming from me, but.
I am hearing from a bunch of folks how there seem to be fewer and fewer people turning up to events.
Out of my own self interest I would like to...
10-18-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By RedDeMartini

I think it is safe to assume that nothing is made...

I think it is safe to assume that nothing is made in the USA unless you are paying through the nose for very small level producers.

what would motivate this purchase? That you wore out your old...
10-15-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 169,764
Posted By RedDeMartini

planet bike. they are simple chinese gear....

planet bike.
they are simple chinese gear. Bright LED lights, sealed, easy mount/dismount. Cheap and...

they give 10% of profits to bike advocacy. The cateye medallions are cool but I don't...
10-15-06, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By RedDeMartini

I see slack chains all the time. combined with...

I see slack chains all the time.
combined with the desire to ride brakeless this is disastrous.

your local shop can teach yhou how to get the tension right.

there should be no "hang" in the...
10-15-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,257
Posted By RedDeMartini

EEEEEEK? loc tite on a BB? to lock the BB...

EEEEEEK?
loc tite on a BB?
to lock the BB into the shell?

Usually you use grease, though grease and plumbers teflon tape works really well.

Ask Freddie at citybikes to do it for you, he has...
10-15-06, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,130
Posted By RedDeMartini

they are not meant to be used except as short cut...

they are not meant to be used except as short cut for bike shops.
Since when did nashbar know anything?

Why not just make real pedals?

pedals, mountain clips, toe straps x2
10-15-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,547
Posted By RedDeMartini

bullhorns are better for skidding straight or...

bullhorns are better for skidding
straight or risers give you more control, better posture etc.
(also they give you better microcorrections) the ability to pedal and counter pedal with more...
10-15-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By RedDeMartini

Honestly, there are a number of bargain bikes,...

Honestly, there are a number of bargain bikes, look around this site. I am sure there are a number of lists of them on this site.

Bianchi pista, fuji track, schwinn, Raleigh, jamis etc,...
10-07-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,130
Posted By RedDeMartini

um, guys they are made for test rides. They are...

um, guys they are made for test rides. They are not meant to be sold. They are also designed to fail very quickly. Is someone selling them? If you want to ride with regualr shoes why not set up the...
10-07-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By RedDeMartini

baking soda for polishing. Simple green for...

baking soda for polishing.
Simple green for degreasing. then gradualing polishing with softer and softer cloths.
When you are done, use car wax to seal the polishes surfaces.
10-07-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,118
Posted By RedDeMartini

Man, congereel and baby chris had points and then...

Man, congereel and baby chris had points and then it got lost in all of this back and forth.
Why can't we ever hear ourselves?

Doesn't it look like James J. is wearing a bicycle helmet?
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